Regions / North America
The New START treaty is best called an arms affirmation treaty, since ratification will affirm the continued commitment to maintain and fund our nuclear and non-nuclear weapons programs.
The United States has pursued an "eagle" approach of military intervention overseas for much of its history. Will President Obama change the direction of U.S. foreign policy?
Is climate change a business opportunity, columnist Laura Carlsen asks, or a chance to change the way we structure our economies and our lives?
Longtime UN champion Canada's recent failure to win a non-permanent seat on the Security Council speaks volumes about the global community's reaction to Stephen Harper's reactionary international positions.
The gap between federal spending on military as opposed to climate security has narrowed but compared to China our progress is meager.
In rural Mexico, the flush toilet is a human rights victory.
The myth that anti-Vietnam protesters spit on returning veterans lives on.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.
When you look at me, you can't mistake the fact that I'm of a certain age. But just for a moment, think of me as nine years old.
Obama's broad electoral base represented a promising coalition for progressive change, but the gap between the Obama campaign and the Obama presidency has widened into what appears to be an oncoming rout for his party in the upcoming elections.